Anyone remember what happened to kill pretty much every chicken we had, except for Pippin?
Well, last winter she caught a cold. And that already left her breathing/respiratory system really weak. Plus, she was pretty old for her age. At least 7 years old, if not more.
And day before yesterday, my papa had me spread out some chemical fertilizer in the front and back yards. By the time I had been able to start, and then was finally done, it was close to getting to sunset, and dinner, and I figured my mom wouldn't be putting Pippin back outside till tomorrow.
But, apparently, she HAD let her out pretty much right after I finished spreading everything.
So, she got poisoned, and was breathing really hard the next morning.
My mom looked up how long it'd take to get out of her system, if it'd kill her or not, how to help it get out of her body, etc.
(Apparently yogurt was the main thing supposed to help)
And after we gave her some yogurt, medicine, and other things to help her, she was breathing much better, and even all up and about to walk around the house.
Sadly, though, she got worse through the night and morning. My mom used all of the same things we had done yesterday, but she just kept getting worse and worse.
She was trying way too hard to breathe, and eventually her body had a seizure right before she died.
RIP, Pippin/Pip-Pip <3